I’m finally getting back to making things from polymer clay, now that I’m sort of settled for awhile. I don’t have my jewelry findings here yet (I’ll bring them back when I go back to the US in November), but I have a lot of pen hardware and my pen press, so I can make pens and keyrings. That’s fine for now – I only had eight pens made up, and I usually have at least 20.
I still don’t have my Renaissance Wax here, so I’m just sanding and buffing the items for now. When I eventually retrieve my wax, I can apply it at that time.
Not long before I left, I saw a lady who posted on Facebook that she was selling a bunch of her canes. She offered to fill a USPS small flat-rate box and send it for $10. Well, postage for that size box is over $7, so it was almost like getting the canes for free. Of course, I jumped on that deal!
The box arrived in pretty rough shape, and was held together with a big rubber band. Some of the canes got squashed, but at least 80% of them were usable. There were lots of different flower canes, as well as butterflies, dragonflies, and bees. I used a couple of her rose canes and a butterfly cane for this pen and keyring (the leaf cane is mine).
It feels good to get back into production, even on a limited basis. Slowly but surely, I’ll be fully functional again one day!